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Wizard Of Oz Essay

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The story consists of a poor, but yet joyful girl named Dorothy; who lives in Kansas. One day a cyclone picks her home up and drops it in a distant land filled with beautiful landscapes and magic. Dorothy is intrigued but wants to return home. On her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy makes friends; the brainless Scarecrow, heartless Tin Woodman, and a courage lacking Lion. They go throw a number of turbulences to obtain their wishes. Dorothy finally learns through the good witch that all along she had her ticket home on her feet. She taps her feet and is in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle (Baum, 2013).
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My unconditionally love for animals, my courage, my intellectual, my compassion, and strive to maintaining a strong family bond regardless of the conditions. The characters all had minor flaws in their own eyes, but without even knowing they had the power within to change. The Scarecrow wished to have a brain, but was the smartest of the group. He managed to come up with ideas last minute in the risk of danger. The Lion wanted to have courage so he could be the King of Beasts, but he showed his courage when he saved the group and those who lived in the great old forest past the munchkins. The Tin Woodman wanted to have a heart in his chest so he could love, but without realizing it he was capable of loving without one physically in him. These characters felt like that because they did not physically have what they so badly yearned for; they did not have the ability to function as a “normal.” Human culture and society are the reason for those feelings to want to be like everyone else. Those feelings of inferiority according to Adler’s concept are a form of striving for superiority. The turbulences that are described in the storyline can be interpreted as inner fears or conflicts. Adler stayed away from the idea of inner conflicts, but I cannot see those turbulences as anything else. The monkeys and trees are few of those mentioned in the story that can be seen as a form to bring Dorothy’s travels to a halt. In the real life, these turbulences are a common way to keep a person off track from their goals (Engler, 2009; Baum, 2013).
Dorothy went nowhere without Toto, her pet dog. My parents got me my first dog when I was about seven years old. At that time, the only thing I could do was read stories and wonder outside. So in order to prevent me from wandering off from the house while my parents were gone they got me a puppy and made me promise that I would not wander off. My parent’s actions have shaped me in numerous ways. My dog was my best friend growing up. He was in a way a safeguard that kept me company while my parents were away. The safeguard tendencies that Adler mentioned that his concepts are meant to protect the individual as a defense mechanism. The defense mechanism against my loneliness in my case was my pet, Bingo, but I do not consider myself a neurotic. I talked to him and took care of him as he took care of me while my parents were away working like slaves in fields from dawn to dusk. I currently have four rescued dogs inside and constantly try to save others, because I feel like I owe it to them due to the fact that I found protection in them. However, when I was growing up I do remember feeling that I was doomed to live in poverty because that is how I grew up in it. My mother actually helped me get over it when I was in middle school. She sat me down one day and told me the story of how she struggled to come to the United States with my sisters so we could live a better life. So I could not allow her struggles to go to waste I...

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